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Tobacco use is a serious pediatric health issue, as dependence begins during childhood or adolescence in the majority of tobacco users. In short, nicotine dependence is a pediatric disease that manifests most of its symptoms later in life. More than 3 million adolescents in the United States smoke; 6,000 adolescents start smoking every day. Studies […]
Clinical Guidelines Patient Handouts/Tools Presentations Resources Clinical Guidelines Smoking Cessation Guidelines (U.S. Public Health Service) In May 2008, the U.S. Public Health Service released revised clinical practice guidelines for treating tobacco addiction.The update, the first since 2000, encourages doctors to make tobacco cessation a priority for every patient who smokes, using medication and counseling. Among […]